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10 things happening this week in Northern Ireland - from Madness to Belfast Mela

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Here's our pick of the most exciting things taking place this week across Northern Ireland (August 19-25).

1. Belfast Mela

  • Belfast, August 25
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Organised by ArtsEkta, one of Belfast’s leading arts and cultural organisations, this year’s Belfast Mela is set to provide a wonderful family day out to celebrate increasing cultural diversity with music, dance, food and much more from around the world.

2. Causeway Coast Mini Weekend

  • Portrush, August 24-25
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To celebrate the 60th birthday of the Mini the Causeway Coast Mini Club has organised a weekend of celebrations. From themed competitions to family entertainment and with over 200 Mini cars on show, this is set to be a weekend of excitement for any car fanatic.

3. Kids Sea Creatures Nature Trail

  • Newtownards, August 23
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Ards Visitor Centre hosts this nature trail which allows children to explore and see how and where sea creatures live, and which salty treats they like to eat.

4. Walled City of Derry & Strabane Pro Am Tournament

  • Londonderry, August 24-25
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Professional and amateur golfers will tee up for the Walled City of Derry & Strabane Pro Am Tournament, hosting  52 teams and a total of 208 golfers.

5. Our Living Coast Boat Trip

  • Portrush, August 24
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Join the Causeway Lass crew in a unique 2-hour journey along the North Coast. See wildlife in its natural environment and learn about the hidden local history of the Causeway Coast.

6.  Madness at CHSq

  • Belfast, August 20

English ska band Madness will play a sold out gig at Belfast's Custom House Square with support from Lightning Seeds.

7. Eagles Rock Hill Climb

  • Limavady, August 24
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Visitors to the Causeway Coast and Glens can experience the thrill of the Eagles Rock Hill Climb, which takes place in the scenic surroundings of Magilligan, overlooking Benone Stand and Lough Foyle.

8. The Ould Lammas Fair

  • Ballycastle, August 24-27
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Every year thousands flock to Ballycastle for Ireland’s oldest fair. The seaside town bustles with street trading, bargaining, traditional music, dancing, horse trading, amusements, artisan markets and much more.

9. Wake the Giant Festival 2019

  • Warrenpoint, August 24-25
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Visitors and locals will be treated to a new twist in the tale to wake the impressive 32-foot giant, Finn, assisted by a merry band of acrobats, drummers, sprites and fairies.

10.  Foyle Pride Parade

  • Londonderry, August 24
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After a week of events, this year’s Pride Parade will be on Saturday 24 August. Expect colour, music and dancing.

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